Light Tool/ Shine

Reference number 2018-03184
Coordinator PERSSON LJUS & ARKITEKTUR AB - Persson Ljus och Arkitektur AB
Funding from Vinnova SEK 640 000
Project duration December 2018 - July 2020
Status Ongoing
Venture Innovative Startups
Call Innovative Startups Step 2 autumn 2018

Purpose and goal

Light Tool / Shine is a portable, robust, flexible solar lamp for off grid, Base of Pyramid users, aiming to replace expensive, unhealthy and dirty kerosene light. To achieve as good lighting as possible with limited access to energy, the lamp is built on knowledge of how users use and perceive light in pitch dark surroundings, information collected through tests and interviews carried out in collaboration with our Kenyan test group. Shine / Light Tool meets requirements of compact distribution.

Expected results and effects

Light Tool is a multifunction lamp providing both task and general lighting, it can be used as a reading lamp, lantern and as a pendant. Design a s well as optics must support flexible use. With grants from Vinnova it’s possible to: -develop relevant optics, handling glare and adaption. -adjust design accordingly -prototype optics -run user tests with factory prototypes with proper optics on site in Kenya. Thereby prepare the lamp for production and distribution.

Planned approach and implementation

The development of the lamp is carried out in collaboration with optical engineers, industrial designers and electro engineers. Field tests will be carried out in collaboration with our Kenyan test group and local distributors.

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